Indiana looks to snap a 2 game losing streak tonight on the road at #17 Ohio State. We took a look at what the Ohio State media saying about the game and the Hoosiers. Further below we resurrect a name from spring who nearly followed Miller from Dayton to IU.
ARCHIE TO OHIO STATE?
The Columbus Dispatch revisits the widely held belief that Miller would end up back at Ohio State where he was formerly an assistant coach under Thad Matta. They also discuss the recruiting of Bloomington native Musa Jallow. Finally, they note the coincidence that each program looked to the other’s state to find their coach:
“After the Hoosiers made a hire from the Buckeye State, Ohio State reversed course and hired an Indiana coach in Butler’s Chris Holtmann in early June.”
COMPARING FIRST YEAR COACHES
OSU publication “The Lantern” discussed the natural comparison of first year head coaches in the Big Ten and had this quote from Chris Holtmann:
“Obviously, there were, what, three new coaches in the league. So to some degree, you recognize that there’s always going to be some comparison when you have three new coaches in the league,” Holtmann said. “How are they doing? What’s their year shaped up like? And I’m sure that will continue in the years to come.”
REVISITING OSU ALUMNUS BOB KNIGHT’S TORTURING OF OSU
The Dayton Daily News hopes that with the addition of promising new coaches Chris Holtmann and Archie Miller to the series, OSU and IU will become a thing again. They revisit the early 1990s when Indiana and Ohio State were the dominant teams in the Big Ten and had some epic battles.
In describing the hatred Buckeye fans once had for their own alumnus Bob Knight and how that has evolved over the years, they had this to say:
“Knight has done a reverse-heel turn since being fired by Indiana, turning into more of a favorite uncle over the past decade. He’s practically an Ohio State folk hero now, even appearing on pregame hype videos and being inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame while stiff-arming Indiana at every turn.”
Remember the name McKinley Wright? Prior to Archie Miller’s decision to leave Dayton for Indiana, Wright was signed on to play for the Flyers. He was the one Dayton recruit who it was speculated that Archie might try to bring with him. The Arizona Daily Star did a feature on him last week, including the dynamics of why Wright didn’t end up at IU. Instead, Wright went to Colorado and he is having a stellar freshman year. He had 16 points and 10 assists in a Colorado victory over Archie’s brother Sean and Arizona on January 6th.
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